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Deadline today: ordering COVID-19 lateral flow tests for staff use

Today, Wednesday 30th December 2020, is the deadline for placing orders for COVID-19 lateral flow tests for use by asymptomatic pharmacy staff. COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic pharmacy staff Following the Government announcement on 9th November that lateral flow testing would be made available to all asymptomatic patient-facing NHS staff, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I)...

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Pandemic delivery service to be extended to new Tier 4 areas

Following yesterday’s Government announcement of the move of additional areas into Tier 4 from 26th December 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have confirmed that the Pandemic Delivery Service will also be extended to cover clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in the new Tier 4 areas. On Monday this week (21st December 2020),...

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Reminder: ordering COVID-19 lateral flow tests for staff use

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) will send the last emails to pharmacies today inviting them to order lateral flow testing devices for staff use. Contractors need to place an order by next Wednesday (30th December 2020). COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic pharmacy staff Following the Government announcement on 9th November that lateral flow testing would be...

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Contractor Notice: PEPS January 2021 Advance payment

Pharmacy contractors currently enrolled on to the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS) should note that the Advance payment for January’s prescriptions will be paid on 31st December instead of on 4th January. The 1st January is a Bank Holiday and then the 2nd and 3rd January fall on the weekend, so the payment is usually...

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Indemnity Arrangements for the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and NHS Resolution have issued a joint letter to reassure healthcare professionals and others about the indemnity arrangements that are in place to cover the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The letter applies to staff working in NHS Trust vaccination centres and in...

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